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Clairese Reed Smith / February 27, 2018

Clairese Reed Smith, 72, of Chase City, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at Chase City Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Smith was born in Chase City, Sept. 21, 1945 to Mattie Jane Reed and the late John Amos Reed. She was a graduate of West End High School and a faithful member of Greater Union Baptist Church.

She was a former employee of Dick’s Steak House, and later retired from Burlington Industries in Clarksville. Clairese Reed and the late Thomas Smith were joined in marriage on Dec. 5, 1969.

Left to cherish her memories are one son, Earnest Thomas Smith of Chase City; her mother, Mattie Jane Reed of Hampton, two sisters, Mattie Bell Barnes (Howard) of Hampton, and Isabelle Reed of Chase City; one brother, Robert Reed of Chase City, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home, with Rev. Dr. Freddie E. Terry Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in Thyne Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Public viewing will be held Friday, March 2 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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